AFAIK, conventional steam locomotives don't leak down the middle, either. That seems to be a diesel and electric thing (maybe because of oil dripping from the traction motor?). A conventional steam locomotive would probably drop oil directly below the crossheads and directly under the driver bearings, so two small lines on the outside and two larger lines either inside or outside the rails (depends on if it is inside or outside framed). I think solid bearing equipment will already make two lines right outside the rail because of oil seeping out of the box.Thanks, Ken, and you are right... They don't leak down the middle.
Found this fact out after my stay in Cass. I noticed something a little odd about the track. I've been playing around railroad tracks all my life and am familiar with the basic look of rails but, something was wrong in my mind at Cass.
Boom, then it hit me, the light bulb lit. Cass is basically Shay country and I notice the very dirty track OUTSIDE the rails.
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